A few weeks ago I helped {only a little} to throw a bridal shower for our vicar's son and soon to be daughter-in-law. My vicar was al...

A Spring Shower

Thursday, April 25, 2013 , ,

A few weeks ago I helped {only a little} to throw a bridal shower for our vicar's son and soon to be daughter-in-law. My vicar was also once my teacher and my principal through grade school. Ginny, his wife, is one of my mom's closest friends. We grew up with their family right down the street, and I babysat their kids a couple times--now they're all grown up and getting married!
This is Joshua and Virginia. {Aren't they cute?}
Josh is headed to seminary soon, after these two get married this summer in San Francisco. Virginia has a teaching job lined up near the seminary. (Funny fact: once these two marry, Virginia will share the exact same name as her mother-in-law, middle name and everything.) They're the sweetest couple, it was so fun to be involved in a bridal shower.
I made a marshmallow fondant cake for the occasion.
Any reason to create a new cake is good enough for me. 
Just don't look too closely. {There is always a backside to every cake, thank goodness.} My mom {the editor} always teases me because I write my ampersands backwards, as I did on this cake. In my defense, Wikipedia says you can.
Jessica, sister-in-law to Josh, made these beautiful sugar cookies.
They matched the table perfectly.
Chicken salad sandwiches in paper bags.
I also told Ginny I'd bring fruit kabobs. Of course, by fruit I meant cream puffs, marshmallows, and strawberries...drizzled in chocolate. Of course.
Ginny also put together these simple, but beautiful, party favors.
Virginia, her sister, Josh, and myself all have Nikon DSLRs. It was pretty funny to see all four of us snapping pictures and confusing our cameras, lenses, lens caps, and getting photos of each other with the same cameras.
Of course I always neglect to take good photos once the party actually starts, but I did get a good one of me and the Virginias.
What a fun party! I'm sad we can't go to the actual wedding because it's too late in my pregnancy to travel, but I'm sure it's going to be stunning. Even the invitations, which were designed by Virginia's artist of a sister, were just gorgeous, like no other invitation I've ever seen.

Best wishes Virginia & Josh!


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  1. I love it! Heather, I don't care if your cake has a "backside" that you aren't showing, it's still sooooo lovely! That's one thing that I don't enjoy doing at all ~ cake decorating. The chicken sandwiches in the little paper bags are so cute! So many nice little touches to make it extra special!


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